The Gourmet Detective

Theater or Show
105 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661 105 Main Street, Newport Beach Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+19494235311
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96% of 24 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Californian, American
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Price
    $50-$75
  • Hours
    Sun-Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Fri
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Californian, American
  • Meals
    Dinner
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  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
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Report | 2 years ago
Take the opportunity to talk and play along with the actors, it really adds to the experience It was a really great show and I'd recommend it to anyone!
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Report | 2 years ago
if you have never done a murder mystery dinner then cool do it from a group on, this one had good food (I've heard they can be pretty bad) but if you have done a dinner detective thing before then you already know this is not something you should do again unless you are a true enthusiast for it. this experience was not exceptional
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Report | 2 years ago
It was a fun date night. The show was entertaining!
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Report | 3 years ago
Great, unique date night.
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Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful show!
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Report | 3 years ago
The place (The Tee Room) is very run down (needs new carpet and paint) but the show is really great and the cast is wonderful!
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Report | 3 years ago
It was such a great experience. My son and I enjoyed the food and entertainment! They presented the characters from the minute you check in with your reservation. I would highly recommend it for any occasion!
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Report | 3 years ago
The seating is pre-arranged, but if you can avoid sitting directly by the piano, then do so. The pianist is great, but it's difficult to hear the actors' dialogue.
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Report | 3 years ago
Not for children.
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Report | 3 years ago
Do a little research into the historical time period and setting for the play. It's all fun!
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From Our Editors

When the lights flicker on and off at The Gourmet Detective, there's no cause for alarm—it's all just part of the show. The interactive murder mystery dinner theatre injects a three-course meal with whimsical performers who blend comedy and drama into a vintage whodunnit. Each show transports its captive audience to the era of film noir, wrapping them into a dark, twisting narrative scored with live music from a lounge singer. The scene is set as guests mingle with the characters over pre-show cocktails, then step into the seedy restaurant those characters run. When the first players are bumped off at the start of the meal, everyone in the crowd becomes equally gumshoe, witness, and suspect. Throughout the dinner, guests can either sit back and enjoy the show or gather clues by talking with the characters who serve each course between the scenes. The evening culminates in a reveal of the real culprit, as well as the audience's most inaccurate guesses.

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Sun-Mon
Closed
Tue-Fri
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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